Moon Images

Crater Theophilus taken with my new/old classic Circle-K 3" refractor

Crater Theophilus taken with my new/old classic Circle-K 3″ refractor

 

Crater Posidonius taken with my new/old classic Circle-K 3" refractor

Crater Posidonius taken with my new/old classic Circle-K 3″ refractor

 

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9 day old moon photographed with a Canon 1000D through a Skymax 150 pro telescope.

 

Baby Moon Mar 10th 2016

2 day old Moon taken using a Celestron C90 (current model) and a Canon EOS 1/4s at ISO800

 

Lunar Eclipse from Somerset September 2015

Supermoon! The eclipsed moon, taken from Winscombe at 3:52am on 28th September 2015. The image was taken at ISO 1600, with a 0.6s exposure. The winter constellations were rising in the east, the Pleiades were almost overhead. Fantastic.

 

Lunar Eclipse from Somerset September 2015 3.13pm. ISO800, 0.5s. Approaching mid eclipse.

3.13am. ISO800, 0.5s. Approaching mid eclipse.

 

Lunar Eclipse from Somerset September 2015 3am. The coffee is working.

3am. The coffee is working.

 

Lunar Eclipse from Somerset September 2015 2.49am. 1/6s at ISO 800. The shadow is moving quickly!

2.49am. 1/6s at ISO 800. The shadow is moving quickly!

 

Lunar Eclipse from Somerset September 2015. 2.37am 1/15s at ISO 1600

2.37am 1/15s at ISO 1600

 

The Moon at prime focus of the GT81

May 15. The Moon at prime focus of the GT81, 1/640s at ISO 800. No tweaks applied; fresh from the sky.

 

Crater Tycho in the southern highlands.

Crater Tycho in the southern highlands, using a stack of 100 webcam frames, each at 1/25s. ‘Well known for the ray system radiating from its 50 mile diameter rim, in the past it was designated as the “navel of the moon”…understandable given its position and appearance.

 

Mare Humorum - the Sea of Moisture

Mare Humorum – the Sea of Moisture, located in the southwest..

 

Webcam shot of the NW Mare Imbrium including the Sinus Iridium.

Webcam shot of the NW Mare Imbrium including the Sinus Iridum. The dark crater is Plato. The shot used 100 frames at 1/25s, with the GT81 and a 3x Bresser barlow. The frames were stacked in Registax and then an Unsharp Mask was applied in Paint Shop Pro. Finally for a bit of fun I stitched 2 images together using the freeware program Microsoft ICE.

 

Moon in 2010

Archive Photo from 2010 – ┬áthe target hasn’t changed much since.

 

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Moonshine at 1/320s. Jan 2015. A quick shot with my grab-and-go setup of William Optics GT81 on a Vixen Porta II mount. Back inside before my nose went red!

 

Earthshine

Earthshine. 1/2s this time to capture the dark side.

 

Full Moon

Full Moon, with a bit of processing (high pass sharpen and contrast adjustment). Full moon is the trickiest time to capture surface features, due to the lack of shadow.

 

A mosaic of moon phases.

A mosaic of moon phases. Not much more to say.